Even if not artistically or historically strong, it’s still an extraordinarily important work.

Even if not artistically or historically strong, it’s still an extraordinarily important work. And while I agree the preserving blackness and being human are mutually exclusive and emotionally taxing, I also think we’re kinda born with the genetic abilities to do so. On some X-Men “we have this crazy ability to endure and forgive white supremacy” kinda thing. It sucks, but its the gift and the curse.